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Tuesday 21 October 2014 Tuesday 21 October 2014

Firat News:KCK: Kobanê resisting for common values of humanity KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has said in a written statement released today that the Kobanê resistance... Read more

Monday 20 October 2014 Monday 20 October 2014

Firat News: Salih Muslim: We are optimistic about meetings with ENKS PYD Co-President Salih Muslim has evaluated the meetings that have been going on for days in the Federal Kurdistan Region regarding... Read more

Sunday 19 October 2014 Sunday 19 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Dar’a province: a child from al-Herak town killed by regime’s bombardment on the town. a massive explosion has been heard in Busra al-Sham, no information... Read more

Saturday 20 October 2014 Saturday 20 October 2014

Firat News:No ambulances left in Kobanê It has been reported that the only two ambulances in the Kobanê Canton have been rendered unusable by arbitrary ISIS mortar attacks. ISIS launched these attacks... Read more

Friday 17 October 2014 Friday 17 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Friday 17/10/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 36 civilians, 20 rebels, 18 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 33 NDF, 37 Regular... Read more

Thursday 16 October 2014 Thursday 16 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters took control over the street that extends along the western area of the Security Box in the city of Kobani, while... Read more

Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after... Read more

Tuesday 14 October 2014 Tuesday 14 October 2014

Firat news:Turkish army violates ceasefire The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters Command has announced that Turkey has “violated the ceasefire process.” The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters... Read more

Monday 13 October 2014 Monday 13 October 2014

Firat News: Vigil continues at Kobanê border The resistance vigil, initiated at the border in the Suruç district of Urfa after ISIS gangs launched attacks on Kobanê nearly a month ago, continued... Read more

Sunday 12 October 2014 Sunday 12 October 2014

Firat News:Hewler Parliament condemns Turkey, will it recognise Rojava? The Federal Kurdistan Regional Parliament has condemned the violent treatment meted out to protesters in Turkey involved in solidarity... Read more

Saturday 11 October 2014 Saturday 11 October 2014

Firat news:Asya Abdullah: Corridor is essential PYD Co-President Asya Abdullah, who is in Kobanê with the resistance, said: “In order for the encirclement of Kobanê to be broken a corridor... Read more

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded... Read more

Thursday 9 October 2014 Thursday 9 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:al-Hasakah province: a man was killed, activists accused the Turkish border guards in Shooting him, reports that another man was killed in al-Hasakah city. Final death... Read more

Wednesday 8 October 2014 Wednesday 8 October 2014

Firat News: Turkey has not kept its promise: In an interview with ANF, PYD (Democratic Union Party) co-chair Saleh Moslem made important statements on the present situation in Kobanê, the details of the... Read more

Tuesday 7 October 2014 Tuesday 7 October 2014

It is clear that Turkey does not intend to support the Kurds in their battles with ISIS, and it is also clear that other western countries are pandering to Turkey by not supplying the Kurds with what they... Read more

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Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that... Read more

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic... Read more

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being... Read more

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa” Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

13 December, 2013: Below we reproduce a statement by Abdullah Ocalan on the death of Nelson Mandela: The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared... Read more

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Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after violent clashes with IS. The violent clashes between the two parties have still erupted in the west of the Security Box and near the Big Mosque, information... [Read more of this review]

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded to Suruç into an issue of negotiation. Turkish officials are continuing their arbitrary attitude towards transferring to Suruç the people from Kobanê... [Read more of this review]

Shenagal – ISIS – analysis Shenagal – ISIS – analysis

Firat News: HAK-PAR issues Sinjar report ANF – ANKARA 13.09.2014 11:30:30 Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR), known to be close to the political line of the KDP, sent a delegation to Sinjar and South Kurdistan to carry out inspections about ISIS massacres in the region. Following the return of the delegation the party has issued a report. The... [Read more of this review]

Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF, 45 Regular forces, 5 unknown rebels, 28 ISIS, 6 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces. By province : Aleppo ( 7 Rebels, 2 civilians ),... [Read more of this review]

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold [Read... [Read more of this review]

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds of women had committed suicide rather than fall into the hands of ISIS. Photographer Selim Yildiz spent 8 days on Mount Sinjar after the attacks by the... [Read more of this review]

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Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were hindered by Turkish soldiers as they attempted to cross the border near Roboski village in Uludere district of Shirnak. Soldiers opened fire on the... [Read more of this review]

Nightmare on Mount Sinjar Nightmare on Mount Sinjar

Firat News: 4 killed in helicopter crash on Sinjar mission ANF  - An Iraqi army helicopter crashed while on a mission to Mountain Sinjar where thousands of people still remain trapped after fleeing the city since it was occupied by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs on 3 August. Some 30 people were on board in the humanitarian aid drop... [Read more of this review]

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